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How Fitness Trackers are Being Used in the Courtroom

April 13th, 2016

It’s easy to argue in a personal injury case. After all, who is to say the person was really injured? How do you prove that someone who was hurt is deserving of compensation for their medical bills? Until recently, legal experts, including almost any personal injury lawyer in North Carolina, relied on the experience and expert testimony of doctors.

Today’s modern technology is making an appearance in personal injury cases. A law firm in Calgary put technology on the stand, … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

What Happens if You Say ‘No’ to Workers’ Comp

April 11th, 2016

As a small business owner, you may be considering foregoing workers’ comp insurance for your employees. You have looked into the insurance and the premiums are simply higher than you can afford right now. Not to mention the fact that those premiums will rise even higher as you add more employees to your company. Is skipping out on workers’ comp insurance a smart move? The short answer is ‘no.’ The long answer is a bit more complex.

1. Accountability

When … Read more

Posted In: Workers' Compensation

What to Bring to Your Consultation

April 8th, 2016

Taking that first step and scheduling a consultation with an attorney after you have been injured can be stressful. This is especially true if you have never had to hire an attorney to represent you. What do you need to do to prepare for that first meeting?

We always recommend leaving the legal work to our team, but there are some things that you can do to assist us. Namely, you can provide us with as much information as possible … Read more

Posted In: Personal Injury

Do GPS Units Cause Accidents?

April 6th, 2016

Maybe you know someone who spends more time arguing with their GPS than following it. Perhaps you remember that big insurance company’s commercial with a human GPS “recalculating” at the most inopportune time. No matter if one or both are familiar to you, you know the potential dangers of using a GPS while you drive.

Consider how many more cars are on the road in the United States than in the United Kingdom. Then consider that in the UK, GPS … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

What to Do After You Witness a Car Accident

April 4th, 2016

We have provided information regarding the steps you should take if you are involved in an accident, but what if you were witness to one? Being on scene when a car accident occurs can be traumatic, especially if the people involved sustain injury.

The first thing that you need to do, if possible, is to maintain a sense of calm. It will help anyone involved in the accident to see someone behaving without panic. The steps you will take … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents

How Prevalent is Distracted Driving?

March 23rd, 2016

distractionDistracted driving is any activity that occurs while you are operating a car that diverts your attention away from your primary task of driving. Distractions endanger not only the driver, but passengers and bystanders as well. The most common distractions include:

  • Using a cellphone
  • Texting
  • Drinking
  • Eating
  • Talking to others in the vehicle
  • Putting on makeup or fixing hair
  • Using a GPS
  • Adjusting the MP3 player or radio

While any of these distractions are dangerous, texting is considered the most … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driving

Common Symptoms of Whiplash

March 18th, 2016

Lateral_neck_X-rayYou may sustain a variety of injuries when you are involved in a car accident. Your injuries may range from minor scrapes and bruises to more serious injuries requiring lengthy medical care. One of the most common injuriessustained in a automobile accident is whiplash.

Like a concussion, the symptoms of whiplash may be so common that you ignore them or attribute them to something else. If you have been in a crash and experience any of these symptoms, seek … Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Whiplash Injury

A Look at North Carolina ATV Laws

March 16th, 2016

motorcycle accident

ATVs, or all-terrain vehicles, are popular in North Carolina. People use ATVs for recreation, sport and even work. If you own one of these machines, it is important that you are familiar with the laws surrounding them to keep yourself both safe and out of trouble with the law. Here is a general explanation of ATV laws in the state.

Age Restrictions

Children under the age of eight years old are not permitted to operate an ATV. Children between … Read more

Posted In: Motorcycle Accidents

Dakota Loosemore wins 2016 Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

March 15th, 2016

Dakota LoosemoreTexas high school senior Dakota Loosemore knows life isn’t always fair. He experienced a stroke as he was being born, and from then on he has suffered from hemiparesis. Due to this condition, he has a severely limited range of motion and functionality on his right side. What’s more, his right leg is a couple inches shorter than the left. The hemiparesis also slightly affect his face, but it is barely noticeable. While he will continually gain more function and Read more

Posted In: In the Community

Wrongful Death in Prison

March 14th, 2016

metal-barsIf you have had a family member die while in the custody of a jail or prison, you may be able to sue for wrongful death. When an inmate dies due to abuse or neglect, the family may be due compensation, but what type? The answer to that question depends on the manner of death, the type of institution, and certain other considerations.

When a family member dies while in custody, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney. … Read more

Posted In: Wrongful Death
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